Volks AutosChris Nott
Results 1 to 4 of 4

Thread: Underbody tray

  1. #1
    Neutral

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Location
    Bridgwater, Somerset
    Posts
    45

    Underbody tray

    The plastic panel under the engine has come loose and is split and broken towards the back of the engine.
    Also the plastic surround around the engine that the flat panel screws to is loose hence the whole thing is a couple inchs lower to the road, which when the car hits an obstruction the whole thing is damaged even more.

    Can I remove it or does it have to be there to protect the engine ?

  2. # ADS
    ADS
    Join Date
    Always
    Location
    Global
    Posts
    Many
     
  3. #2
    mark_S3's Avatar
    Yorkshire & Humber Events Rep

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Location
    Wakefield
    Posts
    566
    Quote Originally Posted by Dom Knight:1944386
    The plastic panel under the engine has come loose and is split and broken towards the back of the engine.
    Also the plastic surround around the engine that the flat panel screws to is loose hence the whole thing is a couple inchs lower to the road, which when the car hits an obstruction the whole thing is damaged even more.

    Can I remove it or does it have to be there to protect the engine ?
    I removed mine as all the holding clips/screws where badly corroded/damaged and the plastic areas around them was badly deformed. Tbh it's one less thing to remove when I'm servicing or conducting works.
    My side plastic panels where also loose but I went around and drilled a few self taping screws to some metalwork and now all feels secure.

    Its perfectly fine to remove it. I presume it's just a trap to protect the engine and components from everyday road elements and dirt.
    I just mine a good pressure wash every few weeks. Just point my lance under bumper and side and give it a good blast.
    ***2000 Audi S3 8L APY***
    * Milltek CATback * Milltek 200 Supercell Sports CAT * SuperChips SPS Stage 1 Remap * Forge 008p *
    * 18" Audi TT 240 Sports Alloys in Gunmetal Grey * Pagid Discs with BD Predator Pads *
    * Badger5 v2.2 TIP, JR Filter with Heatshield * N249 Delete * N112 Bypass *
    * PowerFlex ARB Bushes * TFSI Coilpacks * Saikuo Michi S3-OCC *
    * PowerFlex Rear Engine Mount Bushes *


    [IMG][/IMG]

  4. #3
    Neutral

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Location
    Bridgwater, Somerset
    Posts
    45
    I jacked the car up today and removed the large flat plastic panel and found that the drivers side smaller plastic panel that the larger panel screws to is the broken one.
    So I will buy a replacement and reattach the whole unit for the protection it offers the engine compartment.

  5. #4
    Westy's Avatar
    Double Dark Side! Diesel & 8P

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Cambridgeshire sometimes Hertfordshire
    Posts
    17,283
    It does a good job of keeping out all the road salt an the British weather that does a fair bit of damage to electrical connectors. I'm looking to make a custom cover out of thin ali to cover mine up again a the OEM cover won't fit properly now.
    8P A3 TDI - 220bhp - 335lbft
    A3 Maintenance Thread
    Bye bye S3 you will be missed.
    S3 Build Thread







 

 

Similar Threads

  1. Water under battery tray & brake master cylinder....
    By jrleech in forum A4/S4 forum(B5 Chassis)
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 20th May 2006, 06:18
  2. under body tray
    By imported_kris_tdi in forum A4/S4 forum(B5 Chassis)
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 4th April 2006, 18:34
  3. Allroad/A6 Avant boot tray
    By gav210770 in forum A6/S6/Allroad forum (C5 Chassis)
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 2nd December 2005, 20:07
  4. Ash tray - 92 100 (C4)
    By goto in forum Classic Audi Forum
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 27th September 2003, 18:19
  5. center console / ash tray
    By simonhenchie in forum A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 8th July 2003, 21:45

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Single Sign On provided by vBSSO

Garage Plus, Vendor Tools vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.

Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO